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Course: Pathways to Sustainability

This free online course introduces the ESRC STEPS Centre’s core conceptual approach, the Pathways Approach to sustainability. The course covers theories, methodologies and practical examples.

The course includes a section on Resource Politics – ‘political contestations over access, use and control of resources’. People around the world increasingly find that resources are being commoditised, privatised and securitised. But alternative pathways, centred on social, racial and gender justice, are being proposed that question this trend.

The course also includes material about knowledge and uncertainty, policy processes, technology and innovation, and how methods link research with action.

Source: ESRC STEPS Centre